Impressive Showing: General Thatcher Qualifies Hand Somely for Endurance Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-23


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IMPRESSIVE SHOWING General Thatcher Qualifies Handsomely for Endurance Stakes. His Victory in Rainbow Handicap Stamps Colt as a Topnotcher Tippity Witchet Wins. BOWIE, Md., November 22. General Thatcher, the two-year-old son of Sweep and Polistena, that races under the silks of the Nevada Stock Farm, qualified handsomely this afternoon for the mile of the Endurance Handicap that is to be run at Bowie Saturday. He was the winner of the six and a half furlongs of the Rainbow Handicap under the top weight of 126 pounds and Mont-fort Jones Oui Oui, the filly that took his measure in the running of the Walden at Pimlico, was a distant fifth. At the end he was only a neck before Richard T. Wilsons lightly weighted Forest Lore and third placts fell to J. B. Smiths King Solomons. Seal. The race stamped the brown colt as a topnotcher and he is unquestionably the besi. juvenile that has been uncovered during tho late fall racing. There was a real touch of winter in the air this afternoon and the skies were overcast most of the day, but there was little falling off in the attendance from both Baltimore and Washington and there was the usual enthusiasm for which Bowie has always been famous. The race run by General Thatcher was one that furnished a rare thrill, for through the backstretch he appeared to be thoroughly beaten and, in fact, until well into the stretch his chances were anything but favorable. Then Keogh called on his mount and closing with sterling gamehess the colt wore down the leaders and had his head showing in front ten yards from the end to win going away by a neck. Carol, from tho Quincy Stable, was the one to set the paco in the early running and Smallwood took him out to a lead of a couple of lengths. King Solomons Seal was showing the way to Forest Lore and he was racing closely lapped on Oui Oui. Two lengths farther back cama General Thatcher and he was on the inside and Keogh did not appear to be worrying about his position. He was followed by Ruddy and Walter J. Salmons Luminist, two that were outrun all the way. OUI OUI THREATENS. There was little change in these positions until nearing the stretch, except that General Thatcher was closing up on those back of Carol and Keogh had taken General Thatcher to the outside, where he found the best footing. For an instant Oui Oui loomed up dangerously as she closed on the turn, but Forest Lore was racing strongly with her and the pair of them soon had the tiring Carol headed. Then it was that Oui Oui tired and General Thatcher was seen to be making his winning move. It was a hard drive to bring him through, but the son of Sweep was equal to the call and finally passed the son of Campfire and was drawing away at the end, though just a neck to the good. He had closed an immense gap to be winner, but had been favored in not chasing the early pace. The race run by Forest Loro was a truly good one, but he was in receipt of twenty-six pounds from the winner, whilo King Solomons Seal, beaten a length for tho place, had an advantage of twenty-ono pounds. Old Tippity Witchet, in a gamely run race, was first home ahead of J. S. Cosdens Blazes In the mile and a sixteenth of the Century Handicap, the secondary attraction of tha day. He was winner by a half length, whilo the son of Wrack and Blazing Star only saved third by three parts of a length from II. Altermans Tufter. Back of these wero Slippery Elm. Polly Ann, Bluffer and Coto dOr. LANGS JUDGMENT FAULTY. The poor judgment of Lang was a contributing factor in the defeat of Blazes, and as the race was run he seemed to be much tho best of his company. Lang rushed him out with Slippery Elm and that old gelding was in a running mood and he hung right to tha Cosden campaigner until leaving the turn from the backstretch. By that time Slippery Elm was through, but the effort to put him away was suicidal, and though Biases went into a good lead before tho stretch was reached this pacemaking was beginning to tell when he headed for home. Lunsford had carefully avoided all this pace with little Tippity Witchet and he called on the game old son of Broomstick just as he was making the stretch turn. Stride by stride he drew up on the tired Blazes. Lang drew his whip in a vain effort to save tho day, but the foolish early use he had mada of his mount left nothing with which to finish and ho tired badly, while the little bay continued to draw up until at the end he waa Continued on eishth pare. IMPRESSIVE SHOWING" Continued from first pace. Rotng away with half a length to spare. Tuftcr was going well at the end and Slippery Elm just lasted to save fourth place j from the fast closing Polly Ann, while both j Bluffer and Cote dOr were always outrun. j The Annapolis Purse of a mile and seventy j yards, the fourth offering, was marred some- 5 what when Richard T. Wilsons Duncecap j refused to start and was left flatfooted. King Albert. P. S. P. Randolphs plater that raced so well over the New York tracks, proved an easy winner and Edward B. McLeans Dream of Allah saved second place from A. 13. Al- 1 oxandras Clansman by three parts of a : length. Clansman was the first to show the way, , and around the first turn he was leading King Albert and Pastoral Swain by a nar-row margin. When the backstretch was reached .lelley went through on the inside with King Albert and once he had the big ; gelding-in command he took hold of his head and he was never afterward threatened. Through the stretch Jclley was looking back ; at Dream of Allah, while Liang rode the McLean iilly hard in an effort to catch him. ; Dream of Allah was tiring right at the end and Clansman was also doing his best to save third by a length from Pastoral Swain. FAVORED AT THE START. There was something of a demonstration after the running of the mile and seventy yards of the sixth race, in which All Fair was let oft" running and a couple of lengths to the good. The crowd gathered about the judges stand and for some little time jeered starter Miller. Some trouble was experienced in having the horses lined up and when the barrier was sprung Marinelli was off flying with All Fair, and the advantage was one that had much to do with his victory. Marinelli held his mount under restraint when safely on his way and he rated him through the backstretch so that he had plenty ! left in the run home to be winner by a couple of lengths. Saddle and Boots began well enough, but Kumtner was forced along on the inside with the McLean plater, while Despair was farther out and in the good going. Crank raced for-wardly and the others were in rather straggling order. Through the stretch Kummer tried to send Saddle and Boots through next to the inside rail, but it was too much of a task in that footing and at the end Picnic raced into second place, while Crank just nosed out Saddle and Boots. At the end of the program the mile and a sixteenth for cheap platers fell to Mystic, from the Qtiincy Stable, while L. T. Bauers Radical beat Kings Belle by a narrow margin for th short end of the purse. In this contest Mystic left quickly and was good enough to romp along in front all the way. Zouave was the one to race in nearest pursuit of Mystic most of the way, but he tired at the end and fourth was his only portion. CALADHJM PROMISING YOUJfGSTElk Max Hirsch sent a rather promising juvenile to the post in the opening five and a half furlongs dash for maidens when he saddled Caladium for J. B. Smith. This is a son of the Rock Sand stallion Vulcain that now stands at James Butlers East view Farm at Tarrytown and he was bred by the late- Henry T. Oxnard. Caladium was so much the best that he just romped along in front all the way to easily beat J. W. Mc-Keevcrs Rechabite, and E. K. Brysons Gold Mount just saved third from P. S. Smiths Spinning Flax. Little time was lost at the barrier and the start was a good one. Caladium had the inside position and beginning quickly was clear in the first few strides and the result was never afterward in doubt. II. "Warren, Spinning Flax and Rechabite were leading the others most of the way and at the end Rechabite was second and Gold Mount finished gamely to beat the others. A good finish came out of the six and a half furlongs of the second race, when Mrs. S. A. Cloptons So It Goes scored from E. P. Summcrfields Tidings, with J. A. Harpers Care Free a close third. In this race there was another illustration of pacemakers dying away. Meuse and Tubby A. were the ones in question. Meuse was rushed into an early lead, but Tubby A. went after him and soon had him headed, but Smallwcod, in addition to making a good deal of use of Tubby A. made the mistake of going up on the inside. This was fatal : and through the stretch both tired badly. An eighth out John Morrill looked a possible winner, but right at the end he tired! I and So It Goes, under a hard drive, out-gamed Tidings and Care Free finishing with a rush on the inside was third. As a matter of fact Care Free might have been winner himself had he been in other than the inside rail position in the run through the s stretch. He had saved ground, but it was more than offset by the handicap he suffered in the going. Clarence Buxton claimed the two-year-old l Caladium from James" B. Smith for ,103. He had been entered to be sold for ,000. . Sam Louis had claimed for the same amount - and Buxton outdrcw him. JONES RIDERS ITINERARY. Trainer Kay Spcnce of the Montfort Jones establishment has decided to allow the contract - riders for the staolc to follow their r occupation this winter and has accepted 1 the following arrangements: Jockey "Willie s Pool will go to Tijuana with the R. L. Baker r stable; the apprentice IT. Stutts will go to Havana with S. II. Baxter, and E. Scobie i will proceed to New Orleans under call to J John Ferris. J. Thornby and J. P. Maybcrry joined the owners ranks this afternoon, arriving from their respective homes. Saddle and Boots was claimed by II. Mat-son - for ,430 following the running of the - sixth. The Qtiincy Stable lost another horse when Sam Louis secured Mystic for ?1,7G5 after his victory in the last race. Jockey Alfred Johnson left for Bingham-ton, - N. Y.f to rest up at "W. S. Kilmers Sun Briar Court before journeying to his home in Washington, where he will spend 1 the winter. G. L. Blackford, the Texas breeder, who was a visitor here on Saturday, left for i" home Sunday. Jockeys Marinelli and Lang were each fined 1 525 by starter Miller for misbehavior at the i po3t In the first race. Marinelli had the mount on the winner Caladium, while Lung , lode Gold Mount.

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